Carbon Offset Projects
Our Larimer County Landfill methane capture project is expected to reduce greenhouse gases equivalent to taking close to 7,500 cars off the road each year. This is in addition to reducing odors and smog associated with the landfill.
Carbon Farm Planning is a holistic model to implement an array of carbon-beneficial practices to create agroecosystems that optimize economic, ecological and carbon abundance. Carbon farming uses proven regenerative agricultural practices to sequester (remove) more carbon from the atmosphere than it produces, also known as a carbon negative practice. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Colorado State University (CSU) have identified 34 regenerative practices that are carbon negative. Research shows that regenerative agriculture (carbon farming) has the potential to remove 23.15 billion tons of CO2 by 2050 and managed grazing can remove 16.34 billion tons of CO2 by 2050. The research is clear that we can remove carbon from the atmosphere with carbon farming, it’s only a matter of implementing the practices.
On the Front Range, Boulder County, Mad Agriculture, the NRCS, and CSU have partnered to study, develop, and implement these regenerative agricultural practices. Using the tools, information, and teams at the Marin Carbon Project, the Savory Institute, the Carbon Cycle Institute and the COMET PLANNER we are creating a holistic solution that aggregates data from multiple disciplines to focus on our core human needs. Healthy soil, healthy food, and a healthy planet.
The CCF has also contributed funds to local solar hot water projects that reduce natural gas emissions by up to 50 percent. Additionally, we worked with the Denver Public Schools’ Green Clubs and were a sponsor of environmental outreach programs at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Future Voluntary Offset Projects
CCF is actively looking for projects throughout Colorado that meet our guidelines.